Friday, October 12, 2012

Ain't No Rest ...

After a whirlwind weekend in Florida, we can relate to the above photo.  The older we get, the longer it takes for us to recover from a good time!  Today's Friday, and we're almost back to normal.

Leaving town was almost impossible, and after coming home Sunday night we were quickly thrown back into reality.  This past week has been really tough, with being exhausted and fitting in work and hurricane repairs.  Sometimes it seems that we really pay for leaving town!  

Without going into a bunch of negative talk, let's just say that the hurricane repairs to our house have NOT been going smoothly.  Ken has been trying to find the source of our leaky roof.  You know how boat repairs just seem to grow ... same goes with our house.  With repairs complete on our home before the hurricane, and now re-doing sheetrock two and three times ... ugh!  Add to that some damage to our rental from an overflowing a/c in the attic AND the 8 month old pool pump destroyed by hurricane waters ... Ken replaced it before we left town and it's already burned up from oblivious tenant.  Pump number 3 to be installed tomorrow, and damage from a/c is just gonna have to wait for repairs.  We gotta get our house finished and sold!  It's been 4 months since we started renovations to our home, 2 months since we put it on the market, and 6 weeks since the hurricane damage ... we seem to be going backwards.

Speaking of going backwards, I thought I'd take a look at one of our top posts ... Anticipation and Frustration".  I had written this post back in October, 2010 amd wanted to refresh my memory.  I spoke of our hectic life and wanting to get our house sold no later than Spring, 2011 ... now I'm hoping for Spring, 2013!    It doesn't seem like much has changed, but at least we're ALMOST finished with our house and it is on the market.  We haven't had any viewings yet, but until the repairs are complete we're not pushing things.

Wait, I said I wasn't gonna have a bunch of negativity.  This is our life ... it is what it is.  We did have a great time with friends and this Sunday is gonna be a "No Work" day.  Maybe it shouldn't be, but it's required to keep our sanity and a positive attitude.  

Makes me think of that song, "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked" ... we don't wanna "close our eyes for good" but we do look forward to the days of slowing down.  Guess we need to stop being wicked.

Oh, there ain't no rest for the wicked,
Money don't grow on trees
We got bills to pay,
We got mouths to feed,
There ain't nothing in this world for free.
I know we can't slow down,
We can't hold back.
Oh you know, we wish we could
No there ain't no rest for the wicked
Until we close our eyes for good!

Hasta luego ... until then.  Mid-Life Cruising!


Emily said...

Oh, so sorry the hurricane repairs are not going smoothly! You two have worked so hard, and it's gotta be frustrating for your dreams to be taking so long to accomplish. You will get there, but that doesn't always make the day-to-day trials and tribulations any easier to take. It's okay to gripe sometimes -- we all need to let off steam when life's challenges won't seem to let up. Hang in there!

Neophyte Cruiser said...

We feel your pain! The upside is that you're making progress and each day brings you closer to your dream of cruising. Once it's behind you, you'll find that it was all worth it. You'll also find once you shove off, some of the weight will be lifted from your shoulders (perhaps to be replaced by others...your first night sail!) and you'll be able to look back at this time with satisfaction at all you were able to accomplish. Good luck to both of you and keep up your steady progress.

Sandee said...

Yep, I agree with your assessment.

Have a terrific day. :) said...

Sometimes you just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other and assume that means you are moving forward. Sure hope that house sells soon. And I know what your mean about recovery time.

Cathy said...

That must be so discouraging but keep persisting! Don't stop the faith because that's what will get you down! :)

Cathy Trails

Ken n Cheryl said...

Thanks ya'll! We're making progress!

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